Local government

Article image
Labour sends its top guns to defend crucial byelection town
Hartlepool sees influx of big names to bolster traditional support

Toby Helm and Robyn Vinter

11, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

Article image
Labour cries foul over union poll showing Tories on track to take Hartlepool
CWU-commissioned poll ‘cosying up to Conservatives’ in crucial byelection, party figures claim

Aubrey Allegretti

08, Apr, 2021 @10:47 AM

Article image
In Hartlepool and beyond, Labour must reconnect with working-class voters to win | Jon Trickett
Ahead of the May byelection, New Labour diehards talk about ‘electability’ but ignore the need for a left agenda, says Labour MP Jon Trickett

Jon Trickett

07, Apr, 2021 @2:17 PM

Article image
Plans for expansion of Leeds Bradford airport put on hold
Climate campaigners say they have been told government is preventing the granting of planning permission

Helen Pidd

06, Apr, 2021 @5:38 PM

Article image
No 10 says mayor of London's cannabis review a 'waste of time'
If re-elected, Sadiq Khan wants to set up a commission to look at decriminalising the drug

Peter Walker and Patrick Butler

06, Apr, 2021 @2:08 PM

Article image
Covid, debt and desperation: an MP’s caseload in struggling Hull
With infection rates more than twice the English average, Labour’s Emma Hardy fears reopening may come too soon for her constituency

Helen Pidd North of England editor

05, Apr, 2021 @2:16 PM

Article image
Bullish Greens target 'lacklustre' Labour in May local elections
Party hopes to benefit from Keir Starmer’s struggles and public’s appetite for more ambitious policies

Peter Walker

04, Apr, 2021 @12:34 PM

Article image
Is the Northern Independence party more serious than it looks? | Alex Niven
For all its electoral shortcomings, the rise of an alternative leftwing party may signal a realignment in British politics, says academic and author Alex Niven

Alex Niven

03, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

Article image
Labour to destroy local election leaflet carrying anti-Travellers pledge
MP Charlotte Nichols apologises for offence and hurt caused by pamphlet distributed in Warrington North

Ben Quinn

02, Apr, 2021 @3:14 PM

Article image
Past and present Labour MPs square off in Hartlepool
Analysis: byelection tests Keir Starmer’s party against both Conservatives and former colleagues

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

02, Apr, 2021 @11:36 AM

Article image
It should be Super Thursday for local elections but London still holds the reins | Rafael Behr
Local and mayoral elections feel all too ceremonial, because real power always seems to lie elsewhere, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

31, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

Article image
Second SNP MP defects to Alex Salmond's Alba party
Neale Hanvey follows Kenny MacAskill in joining new independence-focused Scottish party

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

28, Mar, 2021 @4:27 PM

1 / 443 pages